REACH of Plano January Workshops

Workshop Update

January 2016


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Activism Through Art: Meet Charlie Hughes

As an artist, author and comic strip creator – Charlie Hughes has used her talents to promote inclusion and equality for people with disabilities. She shares her artwork and tells the stories behind her projects. Enjoy this thought provoking, in-depth webinar!

Thursday, January 14th
10:30 – 11:30 Central
FREE webinar

Registration URL:


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Peer Counseling Training

The foundation of Centers for Independent Living rests on the practice of people with disabilities helping people with disabilities as the real life experts! Join this workshop on learning basic helping skills so you can use your disability experiences to help others grow, adjust and succeed!

Tuesday, January 26
9:00 – 12:00 Central
In- Office
720 E. Park Blvd., suite 104
Plano, TX 75074

MUST Register and request any needed accommodations at least one week in advance – Call Julie Espinoza 972/398-1111 or email

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Get Fit Texas is a program specifically designed to ensure people with disabilities have access to proper instruction, diet and health habits to maintain a healthy weight, increase stamina and prevent secondary disabilities. Program includes a pre and post assessment, 6 sessions of individualized sessions with a fitness trainer certified in disabilities, and is FREE.

To obtain an enrollment packet – contact Julie Espinoza at 972/398-1111.

Schedule is flexible and individualized

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Collin County Democrats With Disabilities (CCDWD) Meet at REACH of Plano

Thursday, January 14, 2016
2016 will be an exciting year for people with disabilities.  Presidential candidates have weighed in on issues important to those with disabilities.  Several candidates for local, House Districts, and Congressional seats have highlighted their support for issues affecting the disability community.

There are more than 3 million people living with a disability in the State of Texas.  We are the largest minority group and the least represented.  Get involved and have a voice!
Plan to attend the next meeting of the Collin County Democrats With Disabilities (CCDWD) at REACH of Plano:
Thursday, January 14, 2016
720 E. Park Blvd., Suite 104
Plano, TX 75074-8844
Poll worker training regarding disability voter rights/protocol for assisting voters with disabilities.

  • Candidate interview questionnaire (questions related to including people with disabilities)
  • Respect Ability Report on Presidential candidate positions
  • Website development (We're on the hunt for experts.  So, if this is your passion, please join us.)

 RSVP with CCWD to ensure space at the REACH office
Phone:  972-964-3099